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Michigan Awards $4.8M In “Mobility” Grants To Help Older Population, Veterans, Disabled.

January 15, 2019

The AP (1/15, Eggert) reports Michigan on Tuesday announced the final round of “mobility” grants to “encourage pilot projects to help transport seniors, the disabled, and veterans with autonomous vehicles and other technology.” The nearly “$4.8 million will provide short-term funding for an autonomous electric shuttle” to a VA Medical Center and “an online booking and trip management platform for people with disabilities who use special transportation services in the Detroit area,” the AP says, quoting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that “too often when we talk about mobility, we have a tendency to go straight to...autonomous vehicles, but what we really should be talking about is how this technology...can impact and improve the quality of life for people.”

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